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    November 7, 2012
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it's your turn. >>i know you're going to want to weigh in on these issues. >>connect with "full court press with bill press"
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at facebook.com/billpressshow and on twitter at bpshow. >>i believe people are [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: this is the "bill press show" live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: eliot spitzer host of viewpoint on current tv coming up in the next hour here on the full court press and more of your calls. your emails, nancy says thanks,
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guys. we did our share but so many other people did a lot more. rita, please thank the people who stood in line for six hours and over. they made a difference. >> bill: absolutely. >> marry smith says congratulations to you and your staff on the prediction that we both had to president obama would be reelected. >> bill: in fact, we called it at 303 yesterday. thank you mary. >> richard says i know why romney was so successful in business and politics. he just doesn't stop pounding and pounding. pretty soon his opponents get so fired of this that they give it back to him. thank god the democratic party realized this and just kept pounding back. nobody pounded harder than barack obama or worked harder than barack obama. it's a great day to celebrate! let's do it together! victory!
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>> bill: we did it, yes indeed, good morning it's the morning after, wednesday november 7, welcome to the full court press on this big big day here on current tv. we did it again we put barack obama back in the white house for four more years. it's exactly what we wanted. it's what we've been working for for the last two years. it's what we've been praying for, we made it happen and it's so great because it's just what this country needs to move
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forward with barack obama's agenda and republicans had better realize it and cooperate this time and stop stabbing barack obama in the back. it's a great victory friends. you're all part of it, enjoy it, cell bray it with a big smile all day today. we'll talk every aspect of last night's election, the white house, senate and the house. first here's the latest, today's current tv update from lisa ferguson in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. a great victory indeed. let's talk a breakdown of how that worked out. he's coming away with 303 electoral votes, florida is still up in the air although the president does have a lead there right now of half of a percentage point. now, it's important to note that obama took nearly every swing state, including colorado, ohio, pennsylvania virginia, and wisconsin. those last three really
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contributed to his win and to the fact that we were able to call the race relatively early last night. if you remember yesterday, there was speculation that the count could go on for several days in the event of a close race. the popular vote is very close at 50.2% to 48.2, just a difference of two points there but with nearly 100-point spread in the electoral vote, it's really no contest. congressional seats democrats did not gain control of the house, which was to be expected, but they did maintain control of the is that the, picking up seats in indiana and massachusetts, a big win there for elizabeth warren against scott brown. we're still waiting on results from montana and north dakota but departments have the lead right now. the two independents, king from maine and sanders from vermont are expecting to caucus with the democrats, right now 53 democratic seats to republican 45 and that could go up to 55 if
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the determines win montana and north dakota. we'll be right back. i.q. will go way up. how are you ever going to solve the problem if you don't look at all of the pieces? >>tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >>you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. >>sharp tongue, quick whit and above all, politically direct. >>you just think there is no low they won't go to. oh, no. if al gore's watching today...
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>> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: how sweet it is and you bet! good morning everybody! congratulations to president obama and to all of us. it's a great victory. savor it enjoy it. put a big smile on your face. it is wednesday morning the morning after. so good to be here with all of you. i feel like we were part of it, we helped make it happen, very proud of what we accomplished
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and very excited for what this means for america. here on the full court press on current tv on your local progressive talk radio station all the way across this great land of ours, looking forward to getting your reaction to the being victory last night. pardon me, i've got to tell you i've been in a lot of campaigns won some, lost some, always better to win. let's talk about it. give us a call at foreign. 1-866-55-press. tell us how good you're feeling or do it on twitter at @bpshow on facebook or join the chat room at current tv.com, join the chat room and talk to all your fellow full court pressers across the land.
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peter and dan hello guys. >> hello, sir. >> good morning. >> together with cyprian hi. get a wave here. >> the camera's this way. it was a great night. >> it was a wild night. it's kind of like christmas day for people like us, reporters abjournalists and people in the media, you wake up with that buzz and the anticipation and go do your part and you go settle in and watch. it's so much fun. >> bill: and santa claus came. >> we didn't get a bag of coal. >> bill: left a great big present not only for the white house, president obama, you know, he deserved to win. he fought hard. first of all he worked his butt off for four years accomplished a great deal with zero help from republicans. he had a great record to run on, great agenda and he's a
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phenomenal campaigner and ran a very brilliant campaign. even the romney people had to say this morning they were up against the very, very best in jim messina and president obama's team. there's some great victories in the united states senate. we'll talk more about these too, none sweeter than in missouri where claire mccaskill they had written her off there was no way she could win and republicans were dumb enough, first of all she ran a great campaign, as well and republicans were dumb enough to nominate todd akin. claire mccaskill thanking her supporters. >> with a stubborn determination, tenacity and a refusal to give up, we showed the country what missouri is made of. [ cheers and applause ] >> bill: and in the true spirit, in his true spirit, todd akin
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who said god intended you to get raped last night said god intended me to loose. >> in the circumstances that we've all been through that it's particularly appropriate to thank god who makes no mistakes and who is much wiser than we are, and so i say to god alone be the honor and the glory regardless of how he decides to organize history. >> bill: what a total idiot. what a total freaking idiot. >> let it go! >> bill: you're a loser dude, face it. stop blaming god for everything. >> right! >> bill: 10 minutes after the hour now so victory victory victory, how sweet it is, you tell me at 1-866-55-press. but first, this is the full court press. >> on this wednesday, other headlines making news, president obama wants to try. >> bill: there are other headlines? >> president obama wants to try the dance. he told a radio station that he
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just saw the korean rap dance for the first time. it became an internet sensation this summer. asked if he would do the dance at the upcoming inaugural ball if he wins the election, obama said he could do the move, but that's probably not the right time to break it out. maybe privately for his wife, first. >> what kind of bedroom antics does he go through for her. there's no need for him to be doing that in public. i would love to see him do the gangland style. i want to see him be president and lead. >> bill: pretty dumb. >> i don't want to see him dance. >> sherrod brown does the j.b. wave. >> exactly. >> if calisis of chicago could vote you had no reason not to. she went into labor and was not going to let a baby on the way
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stop her from voting. her can tractions were five minutes apart when she was in the voting booth. >> bill: did the baby get to vote? was it one vote or two votes. >> read any godunov release lately is this how about one from built knee spears, she is close to a book deal with harper collins. that publisher has worked with other celebrities sammy hagar and slash. it is rumored to be a pretty penny. >> bill: boy can't wait to read that stuff. 12 minutes after the hour, hate to guess we told you so, but yesterday morning we were telling everybody relax relax it's going to be ok, president obama is going to win the popular vote and electoral college, probably at 303 electoral votes.
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he did that's exactly where it is today. 206 for mitt romney and florida still has not been called. the popular vote, 50% for president obama 48% for mitt romney. among the battleground states and that's where they were focusing, that's where the obama campaign had tremendous ground operations they knew what they had to win and they did there were nine of them. they picked up seven so far. virginia, big win for virginia. to pick up virginia, for president obama to win virginia, impressive. >> we're talking virginia. >> bill: it's been a red state for decades centuries virginia pennsylvania, and the romney campaign pretending that they had a play in pennsylvania. obama crushed romney in pennsylvania. president obama also winning new hampshire michigan, nevada,
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wisconsin! paul ryan said home state. >> paul ryan who? >> bill: i know. and of course, ohio! right! and then. >> got my ohio state hat on. >> bill: north carolina, sadly went to mitt romney, and that's a battleground state he won. florida is still -- don't know where we came out. >> too close to call. >> bill: the president last night stepping on stage at the mccormick center, first thing he did was salute. there were three people that really helped. bill clinton for sure. joe biden for sure and michelle obama. >> michelle, i have never loved you more, i have never been prouder that watch the rest of america fall in love with you too, as our nation's first lady. [ cheers and applause ] >> bill: a great moment there. the president saying last night
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listen i have not maybe been the perfect president. he always says that, but i was listening to what you wanted me to do and i tried to do my best. >> obama: whether i earned our vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you and you've made me a better president. >> bill: and just jump in here to the very final words. this is the president his last campaign event of his career. >> obama: we are and forever will be the united states of america and together with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward you and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you america. god bless you. [ cheers and applause ] >> bill: very great moment last night. peter, some important senate races, too. democrats had a good night in the u.s. senate. >> democrats had a great night in the senate.
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sherrod brown winner of ohio, our good friend. i know he's independent, but a democratic in our hearts. sanders winning vermont your former employer. elizabeth warren, big big win over scott brown in mass mis. they called that one early. we now have the first openly gay u.s. senator tammy baldwin was elected last night. >> bill: in wisconsin. >> in wisconsin. in virginia, tim cain over george allen. >> bill: big win. >> bill nelson in florida. >> bill: connie mack. >> just demolished him. joe donnelly over richard mourdoch. claire mccaskill over todd akin. in nevada right now they called it just a little while ago that the republican dean holland did call that seat. >> bill: jon tester leading in montana and heidi hidecamp
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leading. that would be a pick up, north dakota would be holding on to the seat and jon tester would be reelect the. so a great night in the senate 53 to the republicans 45, democrats could get up to 55 if those two go the other way. they look like they're going to go and then house of representatives not such a good night for democrats in the house. the margin stays about where it was last time around, 108 it's now at 186 democrats, 231 republicans, but there were some important victories there. allen for democrats allen west, the nuttiest of all members of congress, which is really saying something, was defeated in florida. >> yes. >> bill: michele bachmann, almost, almost lost, oh, man we came close but joe walsh was trounced by tammy duckworth a
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great candidate and great american. unfortunately, steve king won in iowa, but joe walsh and allen west the intelligence level of the united states congress just rose by about 15 points. shari is calling from south palm beach, florida. good morning. >> caller: good morning gentlemen, good morning bill. >> bill: great morning huh? >> caller: amazing morning, a happy morning. i'm recovering from surgery and watching you on the current network. i'm so pleads with the outcome and so pleased that we have another four years. this is going to be really exciting what happens and what foretells in the coming years. >> bill: let me tell one tell you your part of florida came through too. there was a very heavy obama
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vote. >> caller: i was telling dan there, i think at the o.s.u. hat. you look smoking hot in carols scarf. >> bill: all right smoking hot yes. >> caller: my husband is a cuban american and i have been fighting with my cuban in-laws about why they should vote for obama for months, that's been going on. my volunteering this year was from my bedside but i do a lot of work for the at-risk youth and you know at-risk people in the community where i live and most of them latin and same thing, and telling them why, you know, they shouldn't even still be on the fence, we have an opportunity to vote early vote early, go, skip the lines and there were no lines last night. there were no lines. there was a little built of drama. they ran out of ballots at one location, and it's always drama
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in palm beach county. >> bill: i know. >> caller: i don't know what that's all about. >> bill: i don't know why that is. i got to tell you i think in the end florida's going to go the right way and a lot of it is thanks to people like you who not only support the president but got out and worked, worked, worked to help make it happen. congratulations to you thanks for the call, and you look pretty smoking hot yourself. >> yeah, how about that! >> announcer: chatting with you live at current.com/billpress. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] the powerful my steal an
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>> announcer: congratulations to barack obama on his reelection. this is the "bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. >> bill: all right, 25 minutes after the hour, here we go. the full court press. the morning after this great great victory, we are all celebrating and saving this morning. so good to have you with us. it's such a beautiful morning i decided to wear one of my favorite scarves. this red scarf here. it is a carol press scarf go to the website at bill press show.com and check it out. this is the number one seller, you can tell why i love it. >> bill, you look smoking hot. >> bill: you're thinking about holiday gifts there's nothing
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better and nothing keeping people warmer than my good carol press scarf. peter, what's happening on the world of chat room, twitter facebook. >> we are on twitter right now @bpshow asking you how you feel. value writes i'm smiling so wide that i'm wearing lipstick on my ears. never heard that before. kate ryan saying nursing one hell of a hangover this morning but nothing can take the shine off my happiness today. speaking of hank overs rum and coke party u.s.a. tweeting saying karl rove has internal polls that show romney still winning this race. >> bill: yes! karl rove and dick morris are saying no, it's not over yet. talk about having egg on your face. >> i don't know how he can show his face today dick morris. >> bill: they had him on fox news this morning. he's the guy that predicted a
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landslide. joe is coming from really, springville, utah? all right! hey, crow, good morning. >> caller: good morning bill. >> caller: there was a chance i'd have voted for barack obama i voted jill stein. i'm a very women advocate kind of guy. i'd like to see more women in politics. i had the opportunity, so it was a no-brainer. i'm looking at voter suppression and voter purging and all the money you can amass in the world and the american people said no. >> bill: yep. >> caller: not interested. on top of that, this isn't just a cooed dough to you guys, it's much deeper than that.
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right now, we have a corporate republican-owned media and if you guys weren't there company keep us sane, to keep us accepted communication is it is key to this whole thing. this is just going to grow more and more and eventually we're going to get rid of the corporate hold on our media to have the the diversity we need. >> bill: that's what we're working toward. it's the important of progressive talk radio wherever people can put progressive voices on the air progressive talk radio is a huge success in market after market in this country. unfortunately, there are not enough progressive radio stations. we are working on getting more and now we have msnbc and current tv, and current tv is going to be 24/7, full time progressive. we're proud of it and glad to be there and yes we helped make it
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happen. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] do you share the sense of outrage that they're doing this, this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. understatement, so explain to me why that is. i think the mob learned from wall st., not vice versa.
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: 33 minutes after the hour. indeed we are celebrating a victory. our studio here on capitol hill brought to you today by the international association of machinists. they were out there banging on doors and making calls and helping in knots only the president's race, but many, many house races across the land. for more information go to
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goaim.org. if you watched current tv last night, you saw the team led by vice president al gore from san francisco and eliot spitzer host of viewpoint up early on the west coast this morning. eliot, i owe you one this morning, i tell you. how are you? >> it is early but we're happy none the less. who's complaining? >> bill: after all the talk about this could -- man, it's going to be a long, long night it could go on for weeks, for months, he might win obama might win the electoral vote but never the popular vote. it turned out to be a pretty substantial decisive victory last night. >> it was decisive, it was overwhelming. we had a little bit of a discussion debate almost on the set last night whether it was a landslide or not. chenk not surprisingly called it a landslide from the get go.
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i was a bit more modulated on that on the theory that the popular vote is still pretty close. i mean the electoral college as we know accent waits visually what is sometimes a margin on the popular vote. everything went the president's way in terms of winning the senate, in materials of losses for the rob bid conservative tea party candidates and idealogy that had driven the republican voices. they've got to be waking up this morning almost shell shocked. >> bill: do you think on the republican side any of the saner voices who were saying look, guys we've got nothing going in the latino community the african-american community nothing going for women we're losing senate seats to all these -- tea partyers, any of these saner voices going to he prevail on the republican side. >> i don't pretend to understand that psyche and i'm glad to say that. i don't know, but that is really
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the critical question right now not only in terms of will the republican party make itself more electable in the future which matters in terms of how our politics looks and plays out, but also how john boehner and mitch mcconnell will negotiate. will they continue to be held hostage by a rabid right or will they come back to a more traditional loyal opposition where they disagree and say all right, here's where we disagree but we've got to compromise. i don't know. i think in a way the shellacking that they got, we were hoping michele bachmann, it would be good if they really understood that. >> bill: joe walsh and allen west those are two who will no longer be there, michele bachmann came close. what do you think this means now
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for president obama in terms of his agenda? right? there's no reason to hold back now. >> no, there's an understandable sense of he's not playing for a reelection he's less constrained and i don't say this cynically. there is a freedom in the second term, a sense that i am now going to be decisive and think about not only history but be purely concerned with what is right and necessary. having said that, this comes down to a little bit the question of was this a shelacking of the tea party or an embrace of what the president is seeking to do in a second term. we had that discussion on the set, as well. where does climate change fit into this. we didn't hear about it during the campaign. is he free now to endorse it or
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is that a bridge too far. >> bill: you would think, one would hope that an issue like climate change integration reform and there are others that he held back the employee free choice act that he held back on in the first term. no reason to hold back now. >> absolutely not. the other dimension to this is he said the republican party has got to realize that the rejection of virtually everything that the tea party brought them to stand for is merely going to get worse in terms of the structure and demographics of the electorate going forward. they were clearly a party of angry old white men and the latino vote and gender gap were hugely decisive factors in making them -- leaving them isolated. if they don't confront that, they're nothing. if they realize it, they'll want to come to the table on the
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issues that have made them a majority party. >> bill: i was reading this morning howard fineman from newsweek and now with huffington post said obama didn't just win reelection. his victory signaled the triumph which of a new 21st century america, fully racial, multi-racial moving beyond the centuries of sexual, marital and religious tradition that republicans represents that new wave. so does the democratic party. you just alluded to this, republican party seems stuck in the past. >> look, i hope that howard is right. i think it's certainly a fair lesson at a take from last night. my only note of caution is that we have a tendency, understandably so to overread the meaning of the elections
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both the night of and the morning after, and recently, there were people who were saying that the republican majority was itself irreversible, then i think that that is something that you need to realize. >> bill: yeah, before we, i guess get too rambunctious about what this means and what we can do with it approximate in remember those days. it was karl rove, by the way who said that this was going to be a republican party forever now right? absolutely and now he, it was on t.v. last night on fox apparently. i didn't see it, because i was watching current and we were there, trying to pretend that somehow, i think ohio or florida, one of the states that had been called. >> bill: ohio. >> that they called it prematurely. >> bill: karl rove said that was wrong, that was wrong. he was trying to recreate florida in 2000, eliot. hey, we did this once before, we
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can cow the networks into changing their call again and even the fox number crunchers said no, the call was right they were 99.95% certain that the call for ohio was correct. >> it was from the very beginning, there wasn't a number that went in mitt romney's way. >> bill: yeah. >> in any swing territory demographic race, it was a simple outright rejection of the craziness, lack of reason, lack of base in fact, logic thoughtfulness, inability to answer. if there is a groove of leaders in the republican party they must be scratching their head this morning saying we really fundamentally failed. >> bill: you've been through many campaigns, of course we're talking with eliot spitzer early on the west coast the current t.v. host seen on 8:00 p.m. are you going to do the show from san francisco tonight?
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>> i will be here tonight as well, then heading back to new york tomorrow after we check back in to see how bad the nor'easter is. it's supposed to make landfall tonight. >> bill: i was just going to ask you then, you've been through many campaigns. how do you explain for the last 10 days to two weeks the romney campaign, all we've heard is this exuding confidence. i mean this thing is in the bag we're going to get florida virginia, we got them, we're going to get pennsylvania, weaver got extra time on our hands, we're even going to go get pennsylvania. were they just blowing smoke? >> there is some element of will it and it will become reality and hope that the press creates that sensibility. well, until hurricane sandy, all the polls showed that it was really a much titler race, and let's again look at the reality that the popular vote was still rather close.
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>> bill: right. >> and it could very well be that it took, again you hate to see a tragedy like sandy crystallizing votes, but the whole emotional content of the electorate shifted because people saw it wasn't just a storm, a bit of distraction for mitt romney, it showed the public what government was about, the slogan should have been after that, who rebuilt that, the public really saw and i think we talked about that on the show, the necessity of a government that builds, that comes in was clear to everybody. good 2% to 3% have the vote right there. >> bill: i remember the headline a big storm requires big government. they really summed it up. eliot, we'll let you go back to bed. get another hour of sleep. thank you for getting up for us this morning. >> it's great to get up today. >> bill: congratulations to you and all the current team, as
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well. etteout spitzer see him at 8:00 p.m. on current tv. >> announcer: looking forward to the next four years under president barack obama, this is the "bill press show." live on your radio and on current tv. the powerful my steal an election but they cannot steal democracy.
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we have a big, big hour and the i.q. will go way up. how are you ever going to solve the problem if you don't look at all of the pieces? >>tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >>you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. >>sharp tongue, quick whit and
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above all, politically direct. >>you just think there is no low they won't go to. oh, no. if al gore's watching today... [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: this is the "bill press show," live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: 13-mile an hours before the top of the hour, your reaction to last night's great great victory for the american people for president obama but first, a little word here. i keep seeing articles about
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>> for the first time in history, they have an all female delegation. they have republican kelly ayat and democratic maggie husan won the governor's race. it's all ladies in new hampshire. >> bill: whatever happened to john as sununu. he had his eye on a cabinet post somewhere. by the way the little fact doid. mitt romney lost michigan where he was born, he lost
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massachusetts where he was governor, he lost new hampshire where he has one vacation house and he lost california where he is building a car elevator. so i would say to know him ain't to love him. >> that says a lot. >> bill: and paul ryan lost wisconsin. i mean romney lost wisconsin but paul ryan didn't help. boy, if i got to tell you florida still up for grabs. >> bill: that's why we're there for you every day. >> caller: i appreciate it. i'm over here by west palm,
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we're already called, done, it's set. now we're just waiting for the minutiae to finally get through. >> bill: that's in large part to good people like you who made it happen. those people standing in those long lines in florida, i don't know that i could do that. rick scott, trying to tamp it down prevent people from vote, no, no no, we're going to stand in line. they did it. >> this was an interesting election because you could, you could do this last election, too, but more people are checking twitter if you're waiting in line, you have twitter, so there was a big movement saying stay in line. if the polls close at 8:00 and you're in line at 7:58, stay in line. >> bill: there was a place in
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virginia where they were voting until midnight last night, one of the reasons they couldn't call virginia. they were passing out bottles of water and pizza. >> i love it! >> bill: tampa florida hey don, tampa had a lot of blue votes last night. hi, don. >> caller: yeah, awesome very proud of the florida voters in hillsborough county. thanks for taking my call, bill. hey, i just wanted to say that this rick scott the worst rated governor, his tactics worked, he's got us held up with this state. can you imagine if it right now came to florida again this guy would find a way to steal the vote. >> bill: you know he would. don't you think that was his intention from the beginning? >> caller: absolutely. this guy is, he's been out of sight since the convention. they took his spot away at the convention, haven't heard a thing from him and all of a sudden he popped up the last couple days when they were
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talking about the suppression and he denied. >> bill: i'll tell you right now, i bet you he is working with his attorneys and working with his secretary of state to try to figure out right now to try to figure out how they can throw florida to romney. they can't throw the election, but he wants at least to put florida in that camp. i'll belt you that's exactly what he's up to right now. i got to tell you not only, don, i would say the worst-rated governor in the country but probably the worst and when you compare him to john kasich and john walker, that's really saying something. enjoy it, folks! big smile on your face! come on, celebrate the victory. >> announcer: congratulations to barack obama on his reelection. this is the "bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv.
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: all right here we go with three minutes before the top of the hour, congressman chris van hollen, reelected last night in the state of maryland. he will be in studio with us in the next hour. peter, there's a lot we didn't get to yet. by wait, it's great to see dick morris and karl rove with egg on their face this morning. >> that is a nice thing to wait up to. >> bill: important ballot initiatives and pot and marriage
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equality. >> there were two big big wins in maryland and maine with marriage equality, both approved. they've had this as a popular vote 32 other times and it hasn't won 1998, it's been a 32 state losing streak, both voting for marriage equality last night. minnesota, they were trying to outlaw gay marriage. they shot that down, which is a big victory. also washington state very close there, as well, but it looks like another win for marriage equality in washington state. >> bill: and with pot legalization of marijuana yes yes in colorado and washington state, it carried in both states. in california, governor jerry brown's very, very important measure to raise new revenue passed proposition 30, big victory for jerry brown and the people of california. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show."
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] hey hey. hello everybody. monday, june 12th. great to see you today. thankful for being part of the program here, the full court >> bill: we did it big victory for the american people, president obama and a big victory for all of us, we did it again! we gave barack obama four more years in the white house. how exciting. it's what we wanted to happen, it's what we worked to happen, it's what we prayed for to happen and now we have president obama ready to take his agenda and move it forward hopefully
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with a little more cooperation with republicans in congress than he got the last time around but four more years of barack obama, just what this country needs a great victory for us. enjoy it, celebrate it. wear a big smile today all day long starting right here with the full court press and we'll get right to it, take your calls and comments on twitter and facebook, but first we get the latest from lisa ferguson out in los angeles with today's current news update. hi, good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. it is history in the making not only for the president this morning, but also for voters in maine and maryland, a huge win for gay marriage rights there for the first time ever, voters chose to legalize same-sex marriage on the ballot. some states have legalized through court decisions but neve before in the voting booth. even though it has been on the ballots in more than 30 states. the issue was also up for a vote in minnesota and washington and we're still waiting on the
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official result there but it looks like both will allow it. in colorado and washington, recreational marijuana is now legal. this is the first time any state has ever completely legalized marijuana, not to mention two in the same election. now, look, this is not just a win for marijuana smokers. it also has huge potential effects on the drug war. illegal possibility sales are right now fueling the rise of drug cartels in mexico and south america and we will see how this impacts that moving forwards. >> in a couple of initiatives in california that i want to talk about, proposition 30 did pass. this is just coming in within the last hour and it is huge news for university students who will now be able to avoid a $2,000 mid year tuition hike. the prop raises $6 billion to prevent funding can it is to education. prop 34 did not pass which would have boll issued the beat penalty and prop 37 failed which would have required the labeling
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: broadcasting >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: good news, the obama hate machine ran out of gas. yeah! didn't work, did it? maybe because we exposed the bastards. good morning! great to see everybody. a great victory for the american people for president obama for all of us, enjoy it, celebrate it, pop out the champagne or whatever, we are here to
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celebrate it with you. we're going to be here whatever happened but we thought it was going to be a good night and it was a decisive victory for president obama. we didn't have to wait long for it it came in pretty early and came in both the electoral college and popular vote. it's still going to get better, florida is hagueing out there but florida is going to end up most likely in president obama's camp, as well. good morning i know you want to talk about this. we'll take your calls at 1-866-55-press. get your comments on twitter @bpshow, facebook,
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facebook/billpressshow. join our team here, peter ago bush, dan henning cyprin, and fill has got the phones. >> bill: we didn't have to stay up as long as we thought we were. >> i couldn't stay up to watch the victory. >> bill: i stayed up until it was called. >> i made it to 11:00. >> bill: i didn't stay up to see the penalty's speech or romney's pathetic whining. >> i didn't bother to watch his speech. it was called shortly after 11:00. >> bill: the trend earlier on was really going in that direction, because virginia didn't come in right away for romney florida didn't come in right away for romney, north carolina did not come in right away for romney, and so, it looked like all the things that had to happen for him weren't going to happen so all the
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bluster, all the bluff all the bragging we heard for the last 10 days. i told people don't believe them. they've been lying about everything else. why aren't they going to lie about this. >> you've been saying it for weeks. >> i told people to relax he's going to get 303 electoral votes, bingo that's what he's got this morning. he's going to get more, but that's what he's got this morning. we'll cover it again and take your calls. chris van hollen reelected part of the democrats of the house of representatives. >> i thought we were going to hear from our friend rush limbaugh. head lines making news, the election is a total sham. that's what donald trump tweeted after president obama won reelection. >> i can't hear donald trump
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news. i am so tired of him. >> the businessman said america i guess not a democracy and the electoral college is a total disaster. did not get to tweet the words. >> you're fired. >> please stop talking about donald touch. >> bill: among the losers today. we could do a whole hour now on the leasers, but certainly dick morris, karl rove, donald trump sarah palin people we never have to listen to again whatever. i would like to tell donald trump what dick cheney told pat hahee. >> a dozen cupcakes to any lawmaker for free with the caveat that they had to gift those cupcakes to a colleague in the opposing party. a lot of members in congress have taken the bakery up on that offer. the store received 124 orders, 66 from republicans gifting to democrats, and 58 democrats
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buying cupcakes for republicans. >> bill: why fall for that publicity stunt? >> it's fun! >> bill: sprinkle sprinkle. >> wow so much hate. >> bill: that's not hate. >> that's not hatred. it's dumb. >> spirit airlines was liningly thankful that yesterday was election day to they were not in the headlines. they started instituting a $100 fee for core on luggage. the airline says the fee is meant to deter people from bringing baggage onboard. if you register your carry on on line ahead of time, you only have to pay $35. >> what are the bins over the seats for? who would fly that dumb airline anyhow right? they probably serve sprinkles cupcakes on their airline. >> bill: how do you get a 65% discount just for doing it on line. that seems really dumb.
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>> bill: you want to talk about the election, i guess we have to talk about rush limbaugh. [ laughter ] >> bill: old white guys shouldn't try to do rap right? that's why i never try to do rap. i know i can't do it. are yourush limbaugh obviously doesn't know that. >> very few of us can do it well. [ laughter ] >> bill: so remember the day before jay-z was performing for president obama at some rally. he has the word bitch in the song and he replaced it with mitt. rush limbaugh devotes all the time on his show. >> i've got 99 problems, but mitt ain't one. the worth bitch is normally in the line there. >> i got the rap patrol on the gap control want to make sure
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my casket's closed. critics say he's money cash hoes. i'm from the hood, stupid. [ laughter ] >> i love it! i love it! i can never get tired of hearing that. i'm from the hood, stupid! my friends... oh, it's good. oh,. >> love it. >> bill: he's from the hood of what was it? west palm beach. >> the mean streets. >> bill: an estate with six houses on it, one for each wife. [ laughter ] >> right! >> i got the rap control on the gap patrol folks want to make sure my casket's closed. i'm from the hood, stupid. [ laughter ] >> bill: man i got to tell you. all right yeah, but you know what yeah, he'll be whining today. i got to tell you, it was a
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great night folks celebrate it savor it, enjoy it, pop out the champagne whatever, president obama coming through at this .303 electoral votes 206 to mitt romney. president obama winning decisively the electoral college and winning the popular vote. you don't have to win remember, john f. kennedy won by less than 1%. you don't have to win by 10%. president obama won but it looks like 2%. in the battleground states, president obama, there were nine of them, president obama won outright seven flat out. of course, ohio was the big prize, as well as virginia on top of them he also won pennsylvania, new hampshire michigan nevada and wisconsin florida is still up for grabs but obama has been leading. i think he led almost all night long in florida it's just that
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because rick scott tried to suppress the vote, some people had to vote so late in florida that they may still be counting votes, whatever. the vote is just not all in in florida, but it looks like it's going to go president obama's way, as well. the only state sadly that did not follow the trend was north carolina. barack obama won it the last time and mitt romney got it this time. peter, overall a good night in the senate for democrats, as well. >> very good night in the is that the, one we didn't mention earlier is in hawaii, hirono, the first senator born in japan was elected last night in hawaii. also, up and down, sherrod brown in ohio won his reelection. >> bill: with us yesterday again. >> huge win in massachusetts elizabeth warren kicking out scott brown taking back ted kennedy's seat. in virginia, tim cain beating
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gorge allen. in michigan, debby stabinau takes that seattle. in florida bill nelson is a winner there joe donnelly over richard mourdoch in indiana. >> bill: claire mccaskill. >> other first openly gay. >> bill: tammy duckworth. and bernie sanders in vermont getting reelected, thank god for bernie that's 51 democrats plus two independents gives the democrats 53 votes to republicans 45. there are two senate seats open still, north dakota and montana democratic heidi hidecamp is
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leading. democrats leading in montana. could end up with 55, not fill buster proof but good, strong position in the u.s. senate. >> one quick thing to point out we all know elizabeth warren, debby stab know, but chris murphy we didn't know so well. think progress had a glowing review of where he stood on the issues. he is a real progressive candidate. he's going to be a very progressive senator. >> bill: it's a great moment, a big victory for president obama a big question about where the republican party goes from here. whether they're going raise that they have moved so far to the right that they've left average americans behind in their dust and their message is just not resonating with middle class americans anymore that's why they're losing, losing, losing, they're going to recognize that and maybe come back toward the center and be really ready to
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cooperate with president obama in his next four years. doesn't look good, because john boehner started last night even before president obama had been declared the victor, john boehner declared whatever happened, they were not going to change their tune, they were still going to oppose any tax increase whatsoever, which means they're not going to be able to rescue us from the fiscal cliff which means no deal on the debt ceiling in january. the first sign of john boehner was not positive at all. i hope he was just maybe just blustering or making the tea party happy again last night. 1-866-55-press, want to get your comments on last night's victory, what it means to you what it means to america. 1-866-55-press. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: looking forward to the next four years under president barack obama, this is
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>> announcer: this is the "bill live on your radio and current [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: chatting with you live this is the "bill press show," live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: 23 minutes after the hour congressman chris van hollen reelected yesterday, will be here next segment in studio with us with that we'll get back to your calls about this great election victory last night what it means to you. first, here's something you might want to consider if you're having a hard time making ends
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>> yeah! [ applause ] >> bill: yes there were four measures on same-sex marriage. >> yeah, they all around the country, in maine and maryland, they put it to a popular vote on allowing gays to marry. >> bill: and both of them passioned. >> both passed. in minnesota, it was a little bit of a different wording situation where they were trying to outlaw gay marriage so the goal was for that to lose, it lost. >> bill: minnesota defeat that had, good for them. >> another big win in minnesota and then in washington state. they haven't called this yet but it's looking like that was also shot down, which was again a good idea. >> bill: washington passed. >> i'm sorry washington passed, so another state for marriage equality. >> bill: although washington state has not been declared, as well, so across the board only disappointment for the night really, we didn't expect it to
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happen is that the democrats were not able to get back control of the house of representatives. betty is calling from albuquerque, new mexico. blue state for obama hi, betty. >> caller: good morning bill, and it's a wonderful morning. >> bill: isn't it? absolutely. i love it, i love it. >> caller: absolutely. i love what happened in my state, as well. >> bill: yes. >> caller: i called to say we should be giving out as much recognition as possible to nate silver, who singlele handedly has turned polling on its head. >> bill: you know what, i agree. we all said yesterday that the friends i was talking to, nate silver was either going to have to be a hero today or have egg on his face, and he called it, baby. he called it. when we finally add florida i think he had obama at 314. i forget what florida is, but he'll be like right on, yeah. >> caller: absolutely. thank you sir. >> bill: all right nate silver of course the 538 blog in the
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new york times, who was saying that president obama had 70% chance, 72% chance and the republican, he ended up with a 92% chance for president obama. republicans were beating the hell out of him saying he's a fraud, he doesn't know what he's talking about. nate silver rules. >> this wasn't a close win for obama. >> bill: no, and by wait, yeah, he certainly is a hell of a lot more accurate than gallop or rasmussen. >> bill: go ahead. >> caller: i have a question for you, with the passing of the marijuana laws, and the gay rights for gays to get married and our openly gay senator
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that's wonderful, do you think we're seeing a paradigm shift for a more progressive way of thinking? >> bill: i would hope so, there's one element of the american people that maybe don't realize that yet and those are the tea partyers, and those are the people who control the republican party today not all republicans, but i think that's a big message of last night's election derrick, and others, is that president obama and the democratic party really do represent america in the 21st 21st century, and the republican party today at best, i think represents an all white conservative america of the maybe 19th century. chris van hollen, coming up next. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ]
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: celebrating the reelection of barack obama, this is the "bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. >> bill: 33 minutes after the hour now. this is the big morning after a great victory last night. we're still celebrating here on the full court press with all of you at 33 minutes after the hour, coming to you live from our nation's capitol brought to you today by the laborers union of north america. nobody working harder than they were to get president obama
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reelected and something give the democrats a good night for the u.s. senate. find out more at liunabuildsamerica.org. he was reelected handy in the state of maryland among democrats in the house of representatives, a good friend of our program and frequent visitor by phone or in studio, here with us this morning congressman chris van hollen. >> it's great to be with you. >> bill: good to see you peter so we've been following quitter and facebook this morning. >> lots of excitement, tweeting @bpshow, kimberly, i'm feeling great, i can hold my head up high today. galen says it gives me hope in america that we are smarter that are not the lies romney tried to
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throw at us. steel badger said the republicans have some seoul searching to do, the republicans are soul searching? good luck to them in finding a cowl. >> another, the big losers are rove, koch brothers, sheldon adelson. >> bill: $100 million. i don't know what he got for it. >> i guess he's doing better in his casino than the gambling in the election. >> bill: a lot of talk about we wouldn't know who the winner was, it might take weeks, it turned out to be a pretty decisive victory. >> that's a big part of the victory, looks like the president will win all but one of the battleground states, north carolina, florida is trending his way. i expect them to calm it hopefully soon. >> bill: yeah. >> but that's a really big story. he won the popular vote, there
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was no split decision, so that, i think gives the president a really strong hand with respect to the proposals on the economy on taking a balanced approach to our long term deficit challenge and a real boost in confidence. people say we trust you mr. president, to continue the work that you've begun. >> bill: you have to give credit to barack obama who has proved he's a phenomenal candidate. you're a strategist as well and run a lot of campaigns and have overseen a lot of campaigns. that was damn well run. >> it was. theythey had a great field organization and they began building that right from the end of the last election. they had a great grassroots movement and what they did. >> bill: they never went away. >> they turned it into a really good organizing effort in those
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battleground states. i was out in iowa shortly before the election, you could see that they really had a great team on the ground. i was down in other parts of the battlegrounds, same thing. >> bill: i was impressed by the fact that in ohio, it wasn't just they had people wherever in ohio. they targeted like laser focus where they needed the vote in ohio, where they needed the vote in florida. that's where they have the field offices and the ground organization. >> that's exactly right. they had great organization, but they also had the winning message on balance and that's very clear and so when we hear some of our republican colleagues already begin to go draw a line in the sand and issue ultimatums, clearly they didn't get the message in this election. we'll have to see what speaker boehner says later today but his preliminary state was very uncompromising, even as the president last night said he was willing to work with the congress and try and look for
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common ground. >> bill: i want to come back to that in just a second, but let's look at senate. it wasn't so long ago that people were saying oh, you know, maybe, maybe if they're really, really lucky democrats can hold on, but republicans, look at the numbers, right? 33 seats up, democrats had to con tend for 23, republicans only 10, it looked like they had the advantage. >> exactly. >> bill: what happened? >> there's another example. two things happened. one is a terrific round of candidates. people were on their side on the issues. then of course you had in indiana, and missouri, you had these far right tea party republican candidates, who just went down in flames, and in the house, of course, while obviously we didn't win back the house, the reality is a lot of the high profile tea party candidates lost, people like allen west and others. >> bill: and joe walsh.
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>> and joe walsh, some of the top tea party candidates. >> bill: they keep doing it to themselves. they nominate these candidates who are so far just wing nuts, so far to the extreme this time with todd akin and richard mourdoch. it's like a suicide risk, almost. >> so the fundamental question for the republican party is whether or not they're going to have voices that lead them toward a greater moderation, away from the tea party extreme or whether or not they're going to double down on the tea party extreme. a lot of these house members face primaries where people run to their right. >> bill: yes. >> so they've got themselves in sort of a political death spiral here because they keep running to the right, even as the country sends them very strong signals that that's not where the majority of americans are. >> bill: and so, but, you know, i am convinced i'll belt you if
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he hasn't already done so, i'm sure jim deminute, sort of the leading tea partyer in the congress has already thrown mitt romney under the bus saying we could have won if only we had a real conservative. >> if that's the winning side of the republican post-election debate. it just spells more troubles for republicans, because they've already alienated significant parts of the electorate and that will just be a recipe for alienating more. on the one hand, you say be my guest but on the other hand for the good of the country it really is important that we have some responsible republican voices who are willing to step up the plate and help solve some of these challenges. >> lindsey graham was quoted saying we can't win without some outreach to the latino community, the african-american
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community, women if we keep cutting owl these constituencies off, steve smith was quoted in huffington post-"this is, this will have to be the last time that the republican party tries to win this way." >> well, look, lets take immigration reform. we had at one time mccain, going from members supportedder a bipartisan solution to mitt romney saying he would veto the dream act which just says we're going to allow young people here who have grown up here and came here through no fault of their own to be able to go to school and college and help make a productive for a productive america. of course, when it comes to. >> like marriage equality, the republicans were on the wrong side. you had four states last night
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including my state of maryland, my public referendum endorsed marriage equality. that is a sea change in the attitudes of the country. >> bill: yeah, and in terms of repealing obamacare right saying they're going to turn back the dodd frank wall street reforms, get rid of contra septemberives for all women of america. they go after declare war on almost all these constituents and wonder gee, why aren't they voting for us. >> they tried to replay the 2010 mid term strategy. they tried to double down on that not realizing that the country saw what the tea party congress was like and didn't like what they saw. after all you had a congress that was at the lowest public approval rating in our recorded history. that was the response to the tea
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party controlled congress, and yet, there are some republican voices now that want to double down. >> bill: i know, still. >> on that strategy, even though it was a proven loser in the senate races as well as house races. >> bill: that is going to be an interesting battle to watch inside the republican party. 1-866-55-press, guff us a call, join the conversation here. what this is the victory meaning that to you and to the country and you can follow us on twitter and send us comments on twitter and facebook, as well. so when we come back, i'm going to ask you about this. we spent $6 billion in this election, and we ended up right back where we started. whoa! what's going on? >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] anything.
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now to my point. (vo) jennifer granholm ... >>for every discouraged voter, there are ten angry ones taking action. trickle down does not work. in romney's world, cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft. that is a whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election, but they can't steal democracy. [ ♪ theme ♪ ]
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♪ >> announcer: congratulations to barack obama on his reelection. this is the "bill press show." live on your radio and on current tv. >> bill: all right, 13 minutes now you before the top of the hour. it is celebration day here at the full court press and i'm sure in your home, as well. congressman chris van hollen just squeaked through last night, reelected to the house of representatives, here our guest in studio. good to have you with us. congressman, you're probably wondering why i'm wearing my red scarf, it's a little chilly, also i want to show off my wife's great work, a hand woven scarf by carol press. that's what she does in a studio behind our home.
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carol press hand woven scarves they make great presents. this is the best selling one i just love it. go to our website billpress.com. you'll see all the different designs and patterns she's got. if you buy enough scarves, i'll be able to retire. >> there you go! we don't want you to retire, but we want you to buy scarfs. it's also a good luck scarf also, you're wearing it on a big day. >> he's a good model. you've got to go into fashion. >> bill: i'm easy. let me ask you this, if you're barack obama right and for the last four years they've been saying our number one goal is to deny you a second term and you win a second term and you've got for more years, you've got to be kind of feeling your oats right now. wouldn't your energy level be i
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can, i'm just going to go for broke right now? >> the president's got to have a new spring in his step. he's always been an optimist, but this has got to boost his confidence, because it was not just a win, it was a big win and the republicans throughout this election said this was a choice election. they painted this as two different paths and they said, i remember paul ryan saying if the republicans win, they will have a mandate to adopt what became the romney-ryan budget. well they didn't win so the obvious question to republicans is if this was a choice election and the people chose the president for reelection, doesn't that mean it's time for you to at least compromise and look at what the president's put forward. >> bill: we don't expect them to give obama everything he wants or democrats everything they want, but at least to sit down, which you have seen in your position as ranking member of the budget committee they're unwilling to do, solve the
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problems, like the fiscal cliff. this is the first one congressman and yet last night before the networks had declared obama the victor, right john boehner was saying whatever happens tonight this doesn't mean we're going to change our position on taxes. >> this is why it was so counter productive of speaker boehner to lead with that. essentially, he was drawing a line in the sand on an issue that was part of the -- at the center of the debate in this election. the president could not have been clearer that if you want a take a balanced approach to deficit reduction, you've got to ask the very wealthy to go back to paying the same tax rate they were on the clinton administration. 100% of the american people get tax relief on their first $250,000 of income. the president is saying we need to reduce the deficit ask the wealthier to pay a little bit more because if we don't it
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means everybody else takes it on the chin harder, cuts to education, infrastructure and the economy and seniors on medicare get whacked harder. that was a big part of this. >> bill: absolutely. the president was very clear about his plan, mitt romney not so much, but we know on that issue, there were two paths and the american people chose the balanced approach, with president obama. i do have to ask about this, so, if you look at where we started we started two years ago with democratic in the white house republicans controlling the house, democratic, the senate. the numbers might change a little bit but we spent $6 billion, $6 billion was spent, i heard last night a million t.v. commercials and we're right back where we started. what does that mean for this electoral system and impact of money on the system. >> well, i think at the presidential level both candidates had the financial resources they needed, between the amount of money they raised
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for their own campaigns and mitt romney raised over a billion dollars, the president close to a billion dollars and the super pac money while the republicans may have had an advantage in the presidential, the reality is both candidates were competitive financially. i still do worry a lot about the i am fact of a lot of the secret money and so you said money in house races congressional races, because you drop a million dollars or $2 million at the last minute into a house race, it can make a big difference. >> bill: that's what they did came into senate and house races. >> we'll have to do an analysis of the house races to see to what extent that made a difference that last minute money, but regardless, the center for responsible politics has shown between $300 million and $400 million, and undisclosed secret money was spent primarily from republican leaning outside groups, and that is bad for accountability. it undermines transparency and
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trust and confidence in our political system. we need to pass a disclose act. every american has a right to know who is spending the money to try to influence their vote. >> bill: that was your legislation. >> we passed it out of the how the. the senate blacked it. the republican party put in their platform this year, their opposition to disclose. they said to the american people as partly of our republican platform, we don't want you to know whether you're republican or democratic or something else, we don't want you to know who is spending all this money to try to influence your vote. >> bill: we want people to be able to buy elections without your even knowing who is buying it. >> it's bad enough so much money is going in. they're saying this is secret money, we're going to keep this in the shadows nobody has a right to know. >> bill: unbelievable. congressman, you got your work cut out for you. i'm gladly you're there. welcome back, congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> bill: thank you for coming in
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this morning. a quick parting shot coming up. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ]
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: the parting shot with bill press. this is the "bill press show." >> bill: and on this victory day, november 7, my parting shot for today, i've been through a lot of elections, won some and lost some and let me tell you it feels a lot better to win and this win is sweeter than all the rest. what a great night great victory, great leap forward for america. credit for last night's win most of all of course goes to barack obama.
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he built a great record in the last four years. he's a great candidate, ran a great campaign. he deserved to win while republicans meanwhile got stuck with old mitt romney, a lousy candidate with nothing to run on except the fact that he was not barack obama and would repeal everything that barack obama had accomplished in the last four years. that's not enough to win on. for republicans, i think it's a powerful message in last night's returns, that the american people have had enough grid lock. they want to move forward with president obama's agenda. they know what it is. they want republican to say start cooperating with the president instead of stabbing him in the back. in other words america is calling john boehner. are you listening? all right that's my parting shot for today folks. keep that big smile on your face all day long. major garrett will join us in studio tomorrow.
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